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The ultimate casual chic outfits for fall

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Australian clothing shoppers ‘in the dark’ about ethical purchasing

Major Australian clothing companies are under pressure to publicly state where their products are made, as consumer advocates accuse them of leaving customers “in the dark” when it comes to making ethical purchase decisions.<p>The Just Group – which includes Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Portmans, Jacqui E, …

SNC-Lavalin says new ethics chief coming from Dow Chemical

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is hiring a senior executive from Dow Chemical Co. to oversee the Montreal-based company's governance, ethics and compliance efforts as it works to restore confidence in its practices.<p>David Wilkins will become SNC's chief compliance officer for the engineering and …

The Co-op Group must not sell its ethics down the river

News today that the Co-operative Group faces losses of £2bn and will sell off its farms reveals that its problems lie deeper than just the banking division. We already know that its approach to growth by buying other business, like the Britannia, now appears misguided. We also know that the Co-op …

Corporate Leadership Focuses At Last On What Matters: Ethics

Who would have thought that ‘ethics’ and ‘bankers’ would become inextricably linked ?<p>It’s getting that way, on both sides of the Atlantic. In a memo on February 12 to employees at Citigroup, CEO Michael Corbat said that ethical breaches had to come to an end. The Financial Times quoted him:<p>“As much …

The Ethics Disconnect

When it comes to ethics, there seems to be a pretty significant disconnect between investor perceptions of the financial services industry and those of industry participants. Advisors, managers and sponsors who ignore this divide could be asking for trouble!<p>The above conclusion comes from two …

How to boost IT efficiency by 75% and create time for innovation

Written by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management<p>Ever have one of those days where you feel like you’re just …

Facebook, Ericsson partner on innovation lab to expand Internet reach

BARCELONA, Spain -- Facebook and Ericsson are looking to spur the connection of the next five billion Internet users.<p>The companies said on Monday at the Mobile World Congress trade show that they would be building an "Innovation Lab" at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., campus. The lab is part of …

Internet of Things

Deal, thought to be worth £35m, will make Irish telecoms billionaire the fourth largest player in the UK radio market<p>Irish telecoms billionaire Denis O'Brien is to become a significant player in the UK radio market, sealing a deal to buy eight stations from Global Radio in a sale thought to be …

Car industry: what Australia could learn from state support around the world

Car manufacturing is a proud pillar of the western world's industrial history, but the hollowing out of Detroit as a city and an economic force is just the most shocking example of a decline that has afflicted automotive superpowers such as the US, the UK, France and now Australia, where Toyota …

Guest post: dealing with 500m tonnes of global steel overcapacity

<i>By Vladimir Lisin, Chairman, NLMK</i><p>In the first few weeks of 2014 it has become clear that the global economy is entering a new phase of uncertainty. …

IBM's SoftLayer and DataHotel Help Japanese Companies Expand Globally

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DataHotel Co., Ltd. (DataHotel), a Japan-based managed hosting service provider for mobile and smartphone …

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FORTUNE — At a big business conference recently — where the rules forbade my quoting participants by name — I was surprised to hear a famous CEO refer in passing to “New York City, which is still the center of the world.” The CEO isn’t American (he’s English), and whenever I see him he’s always …

American Eagle Completes Its Global Review

That was fast. Shortly after final presentations late last week, American Eagle Outfitters has selected the team of Arnold and MediaCom to handle its …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking …

How to Consistently Come up With Great Post Ideas for Your Blog

<b>Content</b>. Where to find it, how to get it, what’s going to resonate with our readers? They are questions most bloggers ask ourselves pretty regularly. …

Great Advertising Is Both Local and Global

With increasing heterogeneity in every market and global exposure just one tweet away, all brands, even local ones, must begin to think globally or suffer the consequences. In 2008, Fiat used Richard Gere as a spokesman in an Italian ad campaign. Though the ad never aired in China, the use of Gere, …

What U.S. E-Commerce Can Learn from Its Global Copycats

When it comes to e-commerce across the globe, I’ve noticed a very interesting trend. Every new market I look at seems to have an Amazon-style copycat — a website that looks, functions, and sells products a lot like a well-known online retailer. If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, Amazon …

Why This Ecommerce Startup Is Chasing a Different Kind of Growth

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Watch Out, Amazon: Square Moves Into Ecommerce

Square introduced an online marketplace on Wednesday, which lets merchants open up virtual stores for free to list goods and services. The move marks …

10 Predictions About the Future of Ecommerce

Personalized shopping is changing the way we find, buy and recommend products to our friends already.<p>But from a business point of view, what's going …

5 Surprising Places Where Ecommerce Is Taking Off

What characterizes a market that's primed for ecommerce growth? It's not a country's population size, income per capita, nor even the amount its …

Flipboard Embraces Ecommerce With Shoppable Magazines

Flipboard is tip-toeing into the ecommerce space with the launch of a new feature on Monday: shoppable catalogs.<p>In March, Flipboard introduced the …

7 Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Strategy

As customers increasingly turn to the Internet and smartphones for purchasing decisions, economies are seeing brick and mortar evolve into "click and …

The Global Innovation Interest Index

How interested are people in innovation — and how does that change cross-culturally? What do users across the world really want, how can we uncover and design for their unmet needs, and what services can we attach to products to stay close to our customers? We’ve found that these questions point to …

Please, Can We All Just Stop “Innovating”?

There’s something about the culture of business that tends toward excess — in financial markets, to be sure, but also in the “market” for new ideas and management techniques. The dynamic is always the same, whether the idea in question is reengineering, six-sigma quality, or lean production …

Where Open Innovation Stumbles

When I urge managers in a company to make open innovation part of their innovation strategy, they get it conceptually. They see that a solution coming from outside is more likely to be a dramatic leap versus an incremental one—simply because it came from a mind not narrowed by conventional …

Before You Innovate, Ask the Right Questions

Albert Einstein is often quoted (perhaps apocryphally) as saying, “If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would spend 19 days to define it.” Innovation is a particularly sticky problem because it so often remains undefined. We treat it as a monolith, as if every innovation is the same, which is why …

HEDGE FUND: Hiring This Pro Surfer To Represent Us Will Be The 'Trojan Horse Of Our Investment Strategy'

What's more is the fund's co-founder referred to Curren as "The Trojan Horse" of their investment strategy.<p>The JOBS Act changed the rules allowing hedge funds to market themselves.<p>Here's the full release (emphasis ours):<p><b>Hedge Fund Manager: Topturn Capital</b> <b>Aligns with Professional Surfer</b><p><b>November 1</b> …